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ROBERTSON AND HART HOUSE PUT THE OOM PAH PAH INTO HOUSE ENTS

Robertson and Hart House pupils came together to perform ‘Oliver’ in Powell Hall on Sunday. The production opened with Years 9 and 10 performing as ‘The Workhouse’, giving a rousing rendition of  Food Glorious Food

Star performances included Lucy Preston’s (National Youth Choir) Where is Love, Jeremy Cowen’s (Head Chorister and National Youth Choir) Boy for Sale, Mollie Richmond’s (National Youth Choir) It’s a Fine Life, As Long as He Needs Me and Oom-Pah-Pah and Roger Strachan’s Pick a Pocket or Two and Reviewing the Situation. Toby-Randall Paley (National Youth Choir and Music Scholar) masterminded the band arrangement and conducting. 

The production ended with a rousing finale of Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself and Oom-pah-pah where all 120 pupils from the houses appeared on stage.

Sound and Lighting, Stage Management, Props and Make Up, Prompting, Photography and Choreography were all led by House staff and the show was directed by Rev Chris Griffin and co-produced by Hayley Christy and Sally Griffin.

The show marks one of the final, non-competitive events on the calendar prior to exam season commencing for many of the leading lights. Boarders from Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School attended and were invited back to respective houses for supper afterwards.  In all they performed to a packed Powell Hall with an audience of around 400.

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